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Can India's agri supply chain cope with Covid 2.0?

TR Vivek Subramani Ra Mancombu | Updated on April 17, 2021

In the sixth episode of field notes, We find whether India's agri supply chain can cope with Covid 2.0

The second wave of Coronavirus has given way to concerns that agriculture could be affected. It comes at a time when the harvest of the rabi crop is on.

In Gujarat, trading has been suspended in agricultural produce marketing committee yards for a week. This has resulted in farmers being left with stock of their produce such as wheat, cumin, cotton, pulses, groundnut and castor besides vegetables such as potato and onion.

In South India, where many workers from States such as Bihar, Bengal, Assam and Chhattisgarh are employed in various farms, especially plantations, the concern is whether they would return after having gone home to vote in the Assembly elections or for the Lunar New Year.

TR Vivek and Subramani Ra Mancombu discuss on what exactly is happening on the agriculture front and how things are shaping up.

Published on April 16, 2021

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